Oliver Shone, beautiful young boy taken too soon

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Given by 238 generous donors in 23 days

This page is to support Oliver Shone's family after the loss of his life.


On Wednesday the 25th of January our beloved Oliver lost his life in a tragic accident whilst playing on Waikanae Beach in Gisborne. Oliver was to turn 12 in February. We have lost someone incredibly special, far too soon.

I am creating this page so that we can support Oliver’s family as they grieve.

Oliver was always on the go. He was full of life and was intelligent, artistic and funny. He was a favourite of many and entertained with his insightful conversations and unique perspective on life. He was a beautiful boy whose departure leaves so many of us with a hole in our lives.

Anyone who knows Oliver’s mother and family will know what special people they are - so generous, selfless and caring. This tragedy is absolutely heart-breaking for them and I know we all want to do something practical to support them at this time. This financial contribution is one way for us to show we care and are here to support Oliver's mother and family through this difficult time.

The money will go towards Oliver’s funeral and the associated costs, and it will allow Oliver’s family to grieve without the added financial pressure this will bring.

Bridget Flynn's involvement (page creator)

Oliver's Mother is a dear friend, I have started this page on behalf of Oliver's mother's friends and family. Oliver's Mum is an amazing person who has brought sunshine to so many people's lives and taught us to tell people we love them whenever possible.

Use of funds

Funeral and associated costs to relieve pressure on family.

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Latest update

Thank you   8 February 2023

Oliver's family wish to thank the community for their overwhelming support and love at this difficult time.

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Guest Donor on 27 Feb 2023
From my mother who wanted to donate this.
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Created by Bridget Flynn
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Paying to a verified bank account of Andrew MacKay on behalf of Oliver's Mother and Family
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This page was created on 5 Feb 2023 and closed on 28 Feb 2023.